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Frank Zappa & Ensemble Modern - The Yellow Shark Rehearsals
Interview Dietmar Wiesner - Ensemble Modern Dozent / Ensemble Modern Tutor
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto & Ensemble Modern - UTP
Checkpoint Ensemble Modern & Hidejiro Honjoh
Tour George Benjamin

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1 Moggio  
2 What Will Rumi Do?  
3 Night School  
4 Revised Music For Low Budget Orchestra  
5 The Beltway Bandits  
6 A Pig With Wings  
7 Put A Motor In Yourself  
8 Peaches En Regalia  
9 Naval Aviation In Art?  
10 The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary  
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The fabulous Ensemble Modern present another all-Zappa program following up the Yellow Shark project from about a decade earlier. The main difference between the albums is that Frank Zappa died in 1993, so there are no new pieces written specifically for the Ensemble and Frank isn't conducting. Also, with the exception of an exercise entitled "What Will Rumi Do'" (which conceptually ties back to Ruth Underwood in "Don't You Ever Wash That Thing'"), all the pieces should be known to Zappa fans, who are a pretty hardcore lot. 

"The precision with which this is played is shocking and delicious!"
- Gail Zappa

1 New "ON" this week: 28 "Total Stations/Shows"
Markets include:
Berkeley CA, Tuscaloosa AL, Fayettville AR, Tallahassee FL, Iowa City, Pullman WA

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